Fees and insurance

My fee is 125 dollars for 60 minutes. There is also an option for 90-minute sessions at 180 dollars. Currently I’m a preferred provider for Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan, ComPsych and Community Action. Please check this site periodically for updates on insurance plans with which I work. If you currently have other insurance coverage I request that you pay for services up front, but will provide you with a Super-bill to forward to your plan for reimbursement for seeing an out-of-plan provider. In this case it might be useful for you to contact your insurance company to determine what that reimbursement would be ahead of time.

Meanwhile if you choose to work through your insurance company I request that you pay for services up front, but will provide you with a Super-bill to forward to your plan for reimbursement. In this case it might be useful for you to contact your insurance company to determine what that reimbursement would be ahead of time.

When you contact your insurance company, tell them that I’m an LMFT, and that the billing code I use for my services is 90834. Often they will tell you what reimbursement would look like in terms of a percentage, so you might want to let them know that you would like a dollar amount.

If you do choose to work through your insurance plan, please note that most plans require that you be given a formal diagnosis, that it be a diagnosis for which they approve coverage and that coverage is sometimes for a set number of sessions. These requirements may have some impact on what our sessions look like.

If you will be working through your insurance company, you may find obtaining the following information useful before you and I meet for our initial consultation:

  • Do you have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is your deductible and has it been met?
  • Do you have a copay for mental health and/or recovery services?
  • How many sessions per year does your health insurance cover?
  • Is approval required from your primary care physician or from the company itself?